For Charlottesville Real Estate the answer is Neither – read on…
Using the Web to Search
I have clients who use a computer to do everything from ordering pizza to trading stocks. When people become so accustomed to using the web to find everything, they can sometimes over think things, and real estate is one of those things that they over think.
Let me explain:
I need to educate my clients better
When a client says “I found this home on Zillow” or “I found this home on Trulia” I realize that I have not fully done my job in explaining how our Solutions MLS site works.
Many sites are not complete
Sites that are “syndicated sites” – that receive listings from other sources – are never 100% up-to-date and often homes that are listed are not removed once they go under contract.
Keep in mind that sites like Zillow and Trulia are not bound by rules like a Multiple Listing Service. They do offer a broad view of homes in most areas, but, again, not a complete and fully accurate list of homes.
Why would a client look on these sites vs using Charlottesville Solutions which has a full MLS data feed?
The answer, as I alluded to above, is that I have not fully explained that they are NOT going to see any additional listings on these sites and, in fact, they will NOT see all homes available and the pricing may NOT even be correct.
Don’t Over Think Search
Clients who love technology and the web will sometimes over think how to use them. They may think that looking at multiple sites will show them more data (in this case homes).
The fact is they will save a tremendous amount of time and frustration by using our one-source full feed site.
The data on our Solutions MLS Site is current, comprehensive and shows all homes available in our market.
So again, which is best? The answer is our local Charlottesville Solutions MLS Site.